Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm PST
say chiefs quarterback jovan belcher killed his girlfriend -- then turned the gun on himself. with the hot hand. damian: bring back alex. >> if zimmermann is being charged with second-degree murder. his trial is the 9-1-1 calls have been released from this involving n-f-l player jovan the kansas city his girlfriend, the mother began saturday morning. >> "shooting, 5401 crysler .. female." "i believe our suspect is a chiefs player." "ok, i've got two coaches, one other employee here who's trying to beg with this guy." (noise) self-inflicted, oneit's clear what happened: jovan belcher shot his the mother of their three- times, then drove to thebut why remains unanswered. the league decided their critical of the team's performance on the field, through an off- the-fieldthe chiefs played their best game of the season and won. and for a three-month-old girl... the love of her parents lost forever. >> a photo are george zimmerman - never before seen by the public - has been released. zimmerman is the man charged with shooting and killing trayvon martin last february. the
Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
girlfriend before committing suicide. the dramatic jovan belcher took his life. >> the city was under lock down after the suicide of 25-year- old line backer, jovan belcher. he drove to the practice facility and thanked the chief, coach and general manager before taking his own life. >> he never threatened them or anything. they talked for a little bit and that's when he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident 5 miles from the stadium. he shot his girlfriend, 22-year- old kasandra perkins multiple times killing her. >> they're been arguing before the shooting occurred this morning. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had moved into the house to help with grandchild. he got his start here on this field in new york. as a senior he led the team to the first undefeated season eventually going onto play college ball in maine before landing in the pros. he spent all four of his nfl seasons with the chiefs moving into the starting line up and playing every game this r year. the team is 1 and 10 this year. the mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive for the shoot
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
geer advised coming up. >>> we'll start with kansas city where linebacker jovan belcher. he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old girl. john? >> reporter: dan, good morning. we're right here on the field. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. tragically it ended seven hours later. he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. >> reporter: police say saturday morning he shot and killed kasandra perkins the mother of his daughter at their home. police say belcher's own mother was in the house, saw the murder and called 911. he then jumped in his car and dr
Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
this half hour, the latest on the jovan belcher tragedy. the people closest to the nfl linebacker and the girlfriend he killed are speaking out now about the shocking murder suicide. we are also going to talk about a report that came in, "the new york post"over night, that gave details to what he was doing hours before the murder. very, very interesting. >>> later this half hour, magic man, our polkameister, sitting down with penn jillette to talk about harry houdini, magic, and familia. >>> kate middleton spending a second day in the london hospital and prince william has been at his pregnant wife's side as she is treated for severe morning sickness. >> the palace ended speculation about the duchess yesterday, confirming she is expecting. abc's nick schifrin joining us live from london. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, rob. what an exciting morning it is here. kates had her belly stared at, her every action scrutinized since the wedding, and now all of those people who have been incorrectly guessing she was pregnant for months are finally right.
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
the carolina panthers today. the team decided not to reschedule today's game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend yesterday and killed himself in front of the team's coach and general manager. back in belcher's hometown in long island, new york, neighborhood of best babylon. his neighbors remember the boy who grew up to make good in the nfl. >> family man, a loving person, and that's somebody that you would want to keep around as a role model. >> he was somebody to look up to around here that, you know, made it. >> the kansas city chiefs released a statement following belcher's death. it reads in part, the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. thoughts and prayers for the family and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. we'll continue to fully cooperate with with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available. >>> the supreme court could decide this week whether to take up the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed do
Dec 2, 2012 1:00pm PST
that i wasn't supposed to get anyway. >> yesterday we learned that jovan belcher of the kansas chiefs killed his girlfriend and then killed himself. what do you think about the chiefs going ahead with the game today and the struggle that was going on with this man? hussein? >> i couldn't imagine, i really couldn't. my junior year in college, before we played the game versus the oregon ducks, i found out that my mother-in-law passed away in a car crash. and it still -- it still rattles me to this day and there was no airline flight i could get to be there and i had to play in that game. i really wasn't there, my body was there, but my mind wasn't there at all. and it wreally was a surreal experience, so today, those players, those coaches, those fans, knowing that that happened, the guy that they just practiced with yesterday. knowing that he did it at that facility, i can't imagine what they're going through. all of our prayers and all of our hearts go out to them. >> certainly an inspiration to so many people who want more in their lives than perhaps just their day job. you will love
Dec 2, 2012 11:30pm PST
, linebacker jovan belcher shot himself in front of his coach after killing his girlfriend a short time earlier. the chief's owner and fans reacted today. >> we have so many guys on the team and so the coaching staff who are really, really hurting. >> just very sad. it is sad for a mother who loses her son, it is is sad for that little baby t is just sad. >> a friend of the victim, perkins, the tensions grew between him and belcher after the birth of their daughter three months ago. >>> news in afghanistan suicide bombers attacked a joint afghan base, killing 4 soldiers and at least 4 civilians. the "new york times" reports tonight the attackers wore uniforms. the attack began when 2 vehicles charged the main gate and then blue up. a 2--- blew up. a 2-hour gun shootout began. >>> in the west bank, celebrations today as the president spoke to supporters for the first time since the u.n. voted to upgrade palestine status. they plan to withhold 100 million in funds and transfers to the palestinians each month. the money comes from taxes and custom duties that they collect on behalf of palestinians
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
' fans and jovan belcher's teammates observe a moment of silence after a deadly weekend.
Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend an then drove to the kansas city chiefs stadium and killed himself in front of his coaches. let me be clear. we don't know the causes or reasons the reasons behind this tragedy in particular, but we have seen a large number of nfl players take their own lives over the last few years. studies have shown that some of these swidz can be attributed to something called cte. it's chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's attributed to alzheimer's. some are attributing it to concussion-like injuries. there's new information out, a new study that's making a lot of news. what is in the study, and why is it significant especially in light of what we've just seen happen over the weekend? >> researchers, ashleigh, have been so curious to know what do the brains of these athletes with chronic -- it's the biggest study. it's the largest mof people. they looked at 68 brains on autopsy of people who died and had chronic traumatic encephalopattie. most were athletes. i think this is really going to explain what they found. the three brains on the left are normal brains.
Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
linebacker jovan belcher killed hi his girlfriend and then killed himself. we're at kansas city's arrowhead stadium where belcher's teammates played a game on the day after this murder suicide. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the chiefs' coach said it was teammates themselves who helped him decide to go ahead with eesterday's game. if for no other reason than to few their minds off the tragedy hor just a few hours. the kansas city chiefs beat the panthers panthers, 27-21, on sunday. tion -- ne, had they got that completion on the sidelines. >> reporter: but the win was no match for what their team had lost lost. a it's not easy. he was a friend, a brother. >> reporter: on saturday, police say 25-year-old linebacker jovan his er shot and killed kasandra perkins, his girlfriend and the mother of his 3-month-old 3-mo daughter at their home. he then drove to the chiefs' practice facility. o the parking lot he met and thanked the team's general in t manager and coach, romeo hennel, for all they had done. >> he's got black pistol to his he's i see at least four guys stand